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Expat Guide to Living in Vancouver

Whether you're already living in Vancouver or preparing to move to Vancouver, our Expat Guide to Living in Canada offers articles and reports submitted by expats about expat life in Vancouver. For answers to specific questions, visit our Canada Forum to talk with expats in Vancouver.

Culture Shock Report

Culture shock is part of the settling in process. Knowing the different phases of culture shock and how other expats in Vancouver handle it can be very comforting. Help others preparing to move to Vancouver by filling out our Culture Shock Report.

Submit a Culture Shock Report

Living Overseas Report

What are people's priorities in Vancouver - work? family? socializing? What are the best ways to meet other expats? Are people accepting of racial, cultural and religious differences? Help other expats and people moving to Vancouver by filling out our Living Overseas Report.

Submit a Living Overseas Report

Moving Overseas Report

What should you take with you when you move to Vancouver? What should you leave behind? What type of housing and neighborhoods are typical for expats in Vancouver? Help others moving to Vancouver by filling out our Moving Overseas Report.

Submit a Moving Overseas Report

International School Report

Parents are invited to answer questions about the schools that their kids attend (Pre-K through High School) in hopes of helping others moving to Vancouver with the school selection process. If you have expat children who attend school in Vancouver, take a few minutes to submit a School Review.

Submit an International School Review

Dream vs. Reality Report

Most expats have have "dreams" (and fears) about the expatriate experience before they moved to Vancouver. If you are already living in Vancouver, share how those "dreams" have been fulfilled, and how they have not by filling out our Dream vs. Reality Report.

Submit a Dream vs. Reality Report

Overseas Retirement Report

Retiring abroad can be a great option for retirees seeking their dream lifestyle at an affordable price. Help other retirees, who are thinking about retiring in Vancouver by filling out our Overseas Retirement report.

Submit a Retire Abroad Report

Having a Baby Abroad Report

How did expats choose their doctors, midwives, hospitals? What is childbirth like in Vancouver? Help other expats who are preparing to have a baby in Vancouver by filling out our Having a Baby Abroad Report.

Submit a Having a Baby Abroad Report

Working in Vancouver Reports

What's it like to find a job in Vancouver? How difficult was it to obtain a work permit? What types are jobs are typical for expats in Vancouver? Below are some of the reports from expats in Vancouver:
Submit a Working Abroad Report
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